Psoriasis Home Remedies
For those who can’t bear to live any longer with the hassles that come with psoriasis, but cannot afford to avail any of those expensive treatments just yet, you don’t have to worry anymore because you can now whip up your own home remedies. Here are some instructions on how to make your own treatment kits:
Psoriasis home remedies recommendation no. 1: For those who have psoriasis on the scalp, a lotion made of marigold (calendula) is highly recommended for everyday use. You can do this by boiling four pieces of marigold along with four cups of water for about two minutes or so. Let the solution cool down first before applying it on the affected area. Massage it onto your scalp and let it sit for a few minutes. Rinse the homemade solution out using a mild shampoo. You can mix some lemon extracts or cider vinegar to the shampoo before using it to rinse out the marigold solution.
Psoriasis home remedies recommendation no. 2: For those who have psoriasis on other parts of the body, you can make use of marigold once again. Just dip a clean cotton ball into the extract and apply it on the affected parts. You can also use witch hazel as an alternative. If you want to come up with another solution, you can also try this: mix a teaspoon of each castor oil, wheat germ oil, and sunflower oil. Apply using your hands or using a swab of cotton.
Psoriasis home remedies recommendation no. 3: Aloe Vera is touted as one of the best natural treatments to psoriasis. In one study, it was found that 83% of those with psoriasis who applied aloe vera cream on a regular basis (thrice a day for for four week) have seen a significant improvement in their condition. Pure aloe vera works better than processed aloe vera creams though, because the latter already contains other ingredients which could hinder the effectiveness of the gel alone.
Although it has already been proven through years of use that these homemade solutions are effective in varying degrees, some other measures are needed to be practiced in conjunction with the aforementioned solutions. Living a clean and healthy lifestyle is a must. Increase the consumption of vegetables, along with fish oils and flax seed oils (which are notable for their omega-3 fatty acid content). Avoid engaging in vices such as smoking and drinking liquor as these increase the risk of developing psoriasis.
Take a bath every day. Use lukewarm water instead of hot water, along with very mild soap. After taking a bath, apply some oil or moisturizer in the affected areas. Application of such treatments should also be done before going to sleep at night. Don’t forget to wrap the moisturized area with a non-absorbent material to keep the solution from seeping in your bed.
Most importantly, stop stressing yourself too much. You might not be aware of it but stress can actually aggravate your medical condition. Avoid stress-inducing elements as much as you can and get enough rest to keep you from feeling too exhausted, both physically and emotionally.